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P3O® Practitioner Training Outline

This course covers the following topics:

  • P3O® Model and implementing/Re-energising a P3O®
  • Essential tools and techniques
  • Crucial P3O® Operations
  • Underpinning concepts of P3O® and application to your business
  • Individual, collaborative, and integrated Working Methods
  • Enable regular practice and reliable project management
  • Risk analysis and for-seeing issues
  • Best Practice in P3O® projects
  • Support structures development
  • Encouraging and using evidence-based decision making
  • Quality assurance
  • Roles of responsibility and clear delegation of tasks
  • Supporting Provision
  • Improving the financial aspects of projects
  • How to create a skilled workforce
  • Optimising resources
  • Predict efficiency by creating capability models
  • Promote business transparency
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Business case
  • Model customisation
  • P3MS summary
  • Functions and services

*The P3O® Foundation Exam is taken online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Sit your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

P3O® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Who Should Attend this P3O Training Course?

This course is recommended for any P3O® Foundation holders who wish to expand their knowledge of P3O® and learn what they need to take an active role in a P3O® structure.


To take this course, you must have passed P3O® Foundation.

P3O® Practitioner Training Overview

Possession of this P3O® Practitioner certification will provide confirmation that a candidate has acquired the ability to design, implement, manage, and work within a P3O® model as well as contribute to decisive decision making. This P3O® training course is designed to equip candidates with relevant skills to ensure that they can justify P3O® operations, whilst verifying that all portfolio activities are aligned with the business’s objectives. It includes the P3O® Practitioner exam, upon completion of which you will receive your certification.

This P3O® certification indicates that a candidate is a proficient Portfolio Manager and can be entrusted with making informed operational decisions.

P3O® (Project, Programme, and Project Office) is a framework that enables businesses to set up and maintain a support structure to deliver change within their organisation. Provided by the global best practice provider AXELOS, P3O® helps to align these areas of interest with the business’s objectives. This ensures senior management can make informed decisions about how these components of the business can fit in with the overall strategy.

  • This course includes the Practitioner examination & certification
  • Our P3O® courses are fully accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS
  • The Knowledge Academy is the world’s largest global training provider - book and train with confidence
  • Dedicated 24/7 support to help you get the most out of your P3O® courses
  • Develop a portfolio based upon the established P3O® processes and techniques
  • Learn with our world-class and highly engaging P3O® trainers, in luxury venues


P3O® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.


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What's included in this P3O Training Course?

The following is included in this P3O® course:

  • P3O® Practitioner Examination
  • Pre-course material
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Official AXELOS Certificate
  • Refreshments

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P3O® Practitioner Examination Information

The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance to design, implement, manage, or work within any component office of a P3O model.

The P3O Practitioner exam format:

  • Question Type: Objective testing
  • Total Questions: 4 questions, worth 20 marks each - 80 marks in total
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Open Book: Yes, the P3O® guide is allowed
  • Pass Mark: 50% (40 out of 80)

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

P3O® Practitioner FAQs


Yes, our P3O® courses are fully accredited by the PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
A P3O® Practitioner certification has an expiry date of 5 years - during this period, candidates can refer to themselves as a P3O® Registered Practitioner. A P3O® Re-registration course should be sat every 5 years to maintain registered status for a further cycle.
Yes, our P3O® course includes the Practitioner exam.
Here at The Knowledge Academy, we’re extremely proud of our high pass rates for our P3O® courses. Our Practitioner exam has pass rates of 95%.
The P3O® Practitioner exam is 150 minutes.
Classroom based learning is available across the world in a range of luxury venues - enabling you to learn without travelling. The P3O® courses can be undertaken midweek, at residential events, and solely on weekends too - optimising the learning potential of these courses and tailoring your learning to your needs.
All our trainers are fully accredited, engaging, and have many years of experience.
The price for P3O® Practitioner certification in Australia starts from AUD2695
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for P3O® Practitioner.
Please see our P3O® Training courses available in Australia

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

The Knowledge Academy are accredited for all their P30® course by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

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